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Bernanke’s deficit warning helps Obama

June 4, 2009

obama-- James Pethokoukis is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Sorry, Larry Summers. It's looking more and more likely that you're going to be stuck in the West Wing for the duration.

The economy: reasons to be miserable

June 2, 2009

Laurence Copeland- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own. -

GM: Chapter 11 or bust

By David Bailey
June 1, 2009

David Bailey- Professor David Bailey works at the Coventry University Business School and has written extensively on globalisation, economic restructuring and industrial policy, with particular reference to the auto industry. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Savers must start becoming investors

May 8, 2009

david-kuo_motley-foolthumbnail- David Kuo is director at The Motley Fool. The opinions expressed are his own. -

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The recovery will feel familiar: lousy

May 5, 2009

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

The good news that the United States cannot keep contracting the way it has been is not to be confused with a return to robust expansion, a point financial markets eventually will grasp.

Germany’s political and economic phoney war

By Paul Taylor
May 1, 2009

paul-taylor– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

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Don’t rush the Chinese to become big spenders

By Wei Gu
April 22, 2009

wei_gu_debate Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own –

As the financial crisis forces American consumers to curb their shopping binges, the world starts to realize that China's high savings level has some upsides, marking Chinese consumption as the most resilient in the world.

Apocalypse Now: A return to high borrowing, high taxes and weak growth

April 22, 2009

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–Gerard Lyons is chief economist at Standard Chartered. Any opinions expressed are his own. –

from Luke Baker:

In for a penny, in for £175 billion

April 22, 2009

It may not be tax and spend exactly, but it's definitely tax and borrow.

For the best part of 12 years, Labour has pursued essentially conservative (with a small 'c') economic policies, steadily underburdening itself of the 'fiscally unreliable' tag that some earlier Labour administrations were (wrongly or rightly) saddled with.

Little room for manoeuvre in budget

April 21, 2009

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–Gerard Lyons is chief economist at Standard Chartered. The opinions expressed are his own. Lyons will also blog his post-budget thoughts on The Great Debate.–